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Win Cool Stuff: $200 Regent's Secret Gift Certificate

And the winner is... Susan #11, who says she's looking forward to Fall fashion for "warm sweaters, flats, and heels, and the cashmere...oh my!"

Congrats to Susan, and thanks to all 164 people who entered. If you didn't win this time, keep checking back for more great giveaways to come!





Please note: This contest is now closed, check back tomorrow for the winner!

Today's giveaway is MAJOR (as in, it'll give the winner a major head-start on her fall wardrobe!): We're giving away a $200 gift certificate to be spent at Regent's Secret, a private, members-only retailer that offers leading fashion brands to its members at discounts of up to 70% off retail prices! To enter, simply answer this question in the comment section below: What are you most looking forward to about fall fashion?

To join Regent's Secret, click here.


Be sure to use a valid email address and include info(at)thebudgetbabe.com in your address book so we can contact you if you're the winner. Comments must be posted by 12 noon ET on Tuesday August 26 to be eligible to win. One lucky winner will be chosen at random, and will be announced on Wednesday August 27. You must be a member of Regent's Secret in order to use your gift certificate (please use the link above to join.)

Featured above: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, on sale at Regent's Secret from 08/25/08 - 08/27/08. Special thanks to Jackie for making this giveaway possible. Good luck everyone!
Comments
I am most looking forward to all the fantastic fall plaids! They are super-flattering and so fun to mix with other pieces!
#1 Christine on 2008-08-25 05:03
I look forward to knits, wool and cashmere sweaters! I love scarves, jackets and coats too!
#2 bunny on 2008-08-25 06:55
I'm really looking forward to tights and boots!! I'm also looking forward to scarves and hats, and trying out new ways to layer my clothes!
#3 Lauren on 2008-08-25 07:38
I can't wait to start wearing tights under skirts, dresses, and walking shorts!!!
#4 nic (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 07:44
Bell bottoms! How fun. And I second the tights.
#5 Chloe on 2008-08-25 07:52
My favorite part of fall is sweaters. Of course you wear sweaters through out winter also, but now is the time to really show them off since you won't have a bulky coat over it. I'm a sucker for any kind of wrap sweater. I'm also in love with big collared sweaters. I can't wait!
#6 Melissa (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 08:29
Oh excitement indeed. I look foreward to some wonderful shopping here. Beautiful clothes, scarves, shades & all. Thanks for the chance to win.
#7 delomared on 2008-08-25 08:36
I'm definitely looking forward to rocking a classic beige trench coat this fall.
#8 Joann on 2008-08-25 08:42
I love, love, love fall/winter - if only it was cold enough here in Houston...

The best thing about fall/winter are new boots (like the Charles David chocolate suede ones on 6pm.com), leather swing coats (like the one from Newport News), tweed, leather gloves, scarves, tights, sweater dresses, even cute closed-toed shoes (like the 2 pairs I won on ebay).

But best of all, looking for the PERFECT holiday dress for Christmas parties.

It's time to fall forward.
#9 TexNYQueen on 2008-08-25 08:44
I am looking forward to the coziness of warm fuzzy sweaters, layering and leather boots!
#10 Jess on 2008-08-25 08:56
Warm sweaters, flats, and heels, and the cashmere...oh my!
#11 Susan on 2008-08-25 08:58
I'm looking forward to cardigans and cashmere and fall colors!
#12 Lindsay (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 09:19
I am excited about the it color for this fall, purple! Be it lavender, plum, or eggplant, I love them all!!!
#13 Rachael on 2008-08-25 09:37
Cardigans, jackets, tights--any and all layering!

Not to mention that I def look best in the rich colors of autumn. ;-)
#14 Alyssa (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 09:38
I'm looking forward to solids and bold colors
#14.1 Linda Lansford on 2008-08-25 19:36
Sweaters, sweaters and more sweaters.
#15 Mindy on 2008-08-25 09:42
I'm looking forward to tights in deep, rich colors, tailored coats, comfy, yet elegant sweaters and sweater dresses, and cute hats. I'm also looking forward to shoes with heels or tall boots that say "I can get down to business AND I'll kick your butt doing it, but I'll look like a prim and proper lady doing so. ;-)"
#16 Leah on 2008-08-25 09:50
90's grunge fashion!! ripped tights, doc martens/chunky boots, black, leather jackets, studs.....with a feminine touch!
#17 Alison on 2008-08-25 10:00
I am looking forward to boots and all the cute new jackets on the market!
#18 Peaches on 2008-08-25 10:22
I'm looking forward to wearing my favorite color, purple throughout the fall season. all I'm missing is a great purple handbag.
#19 lise on 2008-08-25 10:38
I'm looking forward to wearing rich jewel tones. It's hard to wear them in the summer. Also, i'm looking forward to bringing all my boots back in rotation.
#20 Kitty on 2008-08-25 10:54
I can't wait for the shoes. I'm such a shoe junkie...
#21 Carolyn on 2008-08-25 11:03
I'm looking forward to layering!! Cardigans, blazers, scarves, tights, boots, jewelry, etc. can totally change the look of summer's light dresses and tops and warm them up to stretch through the fall.
#22 Kara on 2008-08-25 11:08
i am looking forward to the jewel tones, layering, and feeling comfortable! i already stocked up on long cardigans, boots, scarves, and dark rinsed jeans. i'd been collecting different "outfits, looks" i can mix and match. i am so excited about this season!
#23 mary anne clark on 2008-08-25 11:13
I'm looking forward to wearing herringbone minis with wool leggings! My inner prep rejoices at fall
#24 Anna on 2008-08-25 11:21
I'm looking forward to layering again! It'll be nice to wear something other than light and simple outfits in this hot weather.
#25 Angie on 2008-08-25 11:46
I love love LOVE FALL! I love the warm colors, the layering, the scarves, tights, and I can't wait to break out my coats! :-)
#26 Alice on 2008-08-25 11:48
I'm looking forward to dresses that accent the waist, whether it be with a belt or tailoring. I also love the jewel tones! Thanks for the terrific giveaway!
#27 Kim on 2008-08-25 12:12
I am most looking forward to this season's color! Berry!
#28 Roxy on 2008-08-25 12:13
I am looking forward to warm sweaters and the rich colors of fall
#29 Vicki Wurgler on 2008-08-25 12:13
sweaters and boots......
#30 janeh on 2008-08-25 12:19
I am most looking forward to layering for fall. I love that look. So many outfits can be created that way!
#31 Marilyn Wons on 2008-08-25 12:19
I am really excited about new boots (drooling over an unattainable Loeffler Randall pair currently) and sweaters...I can't wait!
#32 Hayley on 2008-08-25 12:21
I'm ready for fall. All my life I have been spending fall in sunny California either in a city with December highs of eighty degrees or comparatively cool college campus in LA county. This fall I can finally fully take advantage of fall fashion with warm sweaters, layering and scarves in Washington DC. I'm looking forward to deep hues and coats. After I get into my apartment I'm shopping for fall professional wear and an awesome coat to accessorize with my collection of underused scarves.
#33 Kimberly M. on 2008-08-25 12:32
sweaters
#34 barbara mccallum on 2008-08-25 12:39
I'm most looking forward to wearing all my awesome knee-high boots!
#35 Tesa S. on 2008-08-25 12:41
I am looking forward to getting some new sweaters to look like a teacher! I want to look professional yet still cute. I also want a cute fall jacket.
#36 jenn on 2008-08-25 12:43
I am most looking forward to clothes that cover up my chub.
#37 Karen M on 2008-08-25 12:43
looking forward to the comfy clothes, the cuddly sweaters, the tights and the boots.I love the fall and winter because people do not hang out and are covering thier goodies instead of people wearing shorts and tees way too small
#38 SANDY on 2008-08-25 12:48
I'm looking forward to plaids and warm colors. I would be looking forward to Cardigan sweaters, tights, cute jackets, and boots but I live in Panama City Beach FL .I haven't worn long sleeves or a jacket since I moved here .
#39 Tonya Keener on 2008-08-25 12:50
I am looking forward to high boots.
#40 Maja on 2008-08-25 12:54
I'm looking forward to wearing my soft sweaters and cordury pants and oh yes my boots I just love winter clothes

blday50 at yahoo dot com
#41 Bonnie Day on 2008-08-25 13:01
How fun! I'm looking forward to trying out tights and open-toed shoes ... a look I shied away from initially, but that has totally grown on me.
#42 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 13:01
I love the fall colors!
#43 Darlene Wetzel on 2008-08-25 13:08
I love being able to wear soft sweaters on cooler days. Also, I love taking walks in comfortable shows and looking at the fall color of the leaves.
#44 Patricia Hill on 2008-08-25 13:11
I can't wait to wear my leather jacket.
#45 Charity S. on 2008-08-25 13:22
The colors of fall have always been my favorite...warm and rich ;-)
#46 Desiree on 2008-08-25 13:31
Most definitely the sales!
#47 michael woods on 2008-08-25 13:32
I love the comfort and warmth of sweaters!! Always look forward to wearing them!!
#48 Sharon Johnson (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 13:33
I love finally being able to wear long sleeves and having more variety in my clothing!
#49 Erica C. on 2008-08-25 13:33
The thing I am most looking forward to is being able to break out my gorgeous Steve Madden boots!!

Thanks for a GREAT giveaway!!
#50 Dara Nix on 2008-08-25 13:43
I am looking forward to the tights and plaids. They are new for the season - not to meantion just plain fun!
#51 Sammy on 2008-08-25 13:46
i am looking foward to buying some really cute winter boots to go with my jeans and dresses
#52 maggie ballard on 2008-08-25 13:54
I love sweaters. There are just so many styles and varities
#53 vicky on 2008-08-25 13:56
I love wearing sweaters! The colors are also flattering on me.
#54 Denise on 2008-08-25 13:59
I am looking forward to getting to wear layers again.
#55 Jennifer Barnett on 2008-08-25 14:00
I look forward to it being cool enough to wear jeans. I love jeans.
#56 Paula H on 2008-08-25 14:01
I am looking forward to clothes that actually cover you! And fall colors are gorgeous!
#57 Angie on 2008-08-25 14:01
these clothes are just awesome!
#58 Martha Snider on 2008-08-25 14:04
COLORS, boots, sweaters and like someone said with out heavy coats covering them!

I love layering, and did I mention colors? no more summer colors, I love fall color!!!! no more looking at the lady down the street in her neon!!!
#59 Karissa on 2008-08-25 14:07
I am looking forward to wearing boots again.
#60 Connie G on 2008-08-25 14:16
I love wearing cool new clothing to hockey games! We are season ticket holders so I don't like to wear the same thing to 42 games!! Keeping it fun and fresh is something I strive for!
#61 Tricia Andrews on 2008-08-25 14:25
I can't wait for all the cashmere sweaters! so comfyy and gorgeous!
#62 IJ on 2008-08-25 14:30
I am most looking forward to wearing my knee high boots with my divine cashmere sweater. Can't wait!
#63 lovesagreatsale! on 2008-08-25 14:38
I love Jeans!
#64 Kathleen Romans on 2008-08-25 14:39
I'm most looking forward to fall because I just bought a fabulous pair of Born shoes that I can't wait to wear. They'll look great with my new skinny jeans.
#65 Tracey Byram on 2008-08-25 14:41
I am most looking forward to colored, opaque tights & oxfords! They will look great paired together!
#66 Aramide on 2008-08-25 14:44
I'm looking forward to tights and jumpers!
#67 Diane Murphy on 2008-08-25 14:59
Layering! I love layering articles of clothing!
#68 mk on 2008-08-25 14:59
I like jeans. thanks for the giveaway.
#69 Eda on 2008-08-25 15:02
I am looking forward to bright new colors and also denimn items.
#70 Carol Ezovski on 2008-08-25 15:06
i want to wear tights, tall boots and a short skirt :-)
#71 char on 2008-08-25 15:18
I love the darker colors of fall such as plum and dark green. I also like long sleeved denim shirts.
#72 Kelly Ann Thuet on 2008-08-25 15:19
the women in the fall fashions!
#73 Ron Miller on 2008-08-25 15:23
I know this sounds silly but I am most looking forward to sleeves! I hate showing my arms and I love to layer. Plus the darker color pallette is more appealing to my fair skin.
#74 Heidi Todd on 2008-08-25 15:29
cozy sweaters.
#75 Michele Miller on 2008-08-25 15:36
I'm looking forward to earthy colors and boots
#76 Christa (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 15:37
purple suede boots by Ralph Lauren, tights and leggings in every imaginable color like mustard yellow and olive green, cashmere turtlenecks in shades of pumpkin and chocolate...
Alicia Webster
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#77 Alicia Webster on 2008-08-25 15:42
Looking forward to sweaters! cdziuba@aol.com
#78 carol on 2008-08-25 15:58
I'm really looking forward to wearing tights, boots, and sweaters again!
#79 Gina on 2008-08-25 16:01
I am looking forward to sweaters and scarves...I could do without the Ugg boots though
#80 Billy Y. on 2008-08-25 16:27
I'm most looking forward to layering and mixing different styles and proportions: Think a short dance skirt with a structured military surplus-style jacket, or a classic menswear piece such as a blazer worn with something feminine. I'm also looking forward to fall's unexpected combinations like casual winter-floral dresses and leather. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Regent's Secret gift certificate, BB!
#81 Katie on 2008-08-25 16:39
I am most looking forward to reinventing myself! I am definitely a fierce fashionista and I am always looking for new signature clothing pieces and accessories to create new and unique looks for myself. I love to keep my friends and family and those that know me guessing on what I will look like next. I always put my best foot forward in all that I do and especially when it comes to what I wear. I love putting pieces of clothing together that are unexpected like mixing classic styles with ultra trendy styles and creating an unchartered, unique style which is all my own. I believe in wearing what you love, what you believe looks good on you, and what makes you feel beautiful and feminine, and not worry about what others think. It must work for me because I do get a lot of compliments on my outfits and I know I do turn a lot of heads, whether that is a good thing, yes, I think it is!
#82 Joanna Smith on 2008-08-25 16:49
I'm looking forward to my sexy yet comfy fleece pj's!!!
#83 lizzy on 2008-08-25 16:55
I'm looking forward to wearing the fabulous jewel-toned fall colors like garnet and emerald. I'm also looking forward to being able to cover up thighs (LOL)! Thanks for the GREAT giveaway.
#84 Tanta on 2008-08-25 17:04
I'm most looking forward to wearing all my beautiful and favorite fall sweaters, and my favorite boots...
#85 Pamela Winslow on 2008-08-25 17:09
Sweater selection tops my list!
#86 Julia on 2008-08-25 17:14
Sweater's even though I cant wear them here till Winter, Still too hot in fall for sweater's here.
#87 Lori Downs on 2008-08-25 17:17
the new fall colors
#88 christopher h on 2008-08-25 17:27
I am looking forward to scarves of all kinds, short scarfs, neck wraps, woolen mufflers. Bring on autumn!
#89 Izzie on 2008-08-25 17:28
I am looking forward to warm sweaters and the jewel-toned fall colors!
#90 Jaime C. on 2008-08-25 17:35
sexy fleece pj's? i'm in
#91 djp on 2008-08-25 17:36
Sweaters and leather!
#92 Ed Nemmers on 2008-08-25 17:38
I am looking forward to the classic sheath dresses, belted waists and jewel tones!
#93 Jenny on 2008-08-25 17:41
I'm looking forward to soft sweaters and layers, and weather that lets you show off pretty fall outfits without wearing a coat.
#94 Gaye McGill on 2008-08-25 17:42
I'm looking forward to being able to wear more than one layer and putting together outfits complete with sweaters/jackets, scarves and my cute ankle boots.
#95 Anu on 2008-08-25 17:42
I'm looking forward to the rich, vibrant fall wardrobe colors
#96 Sue Farrell on 2008-08-25 17:48
I'm looking forward to the warm bold colors of the fall, the light sweaters, the ability to layer pieces and still be comfortably cool.
#97 Rachelle on 2008-08-25 17:53
I'm looking forward to peacoats and booties!!
#98 Julie (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 18:08
I look forward to wearing boots again!
#99 Elizabeth M. on 2008-08-25 18:37
Boots and booties.... it is all about the shoes! :-)
#100 Hil'Lesha (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 18:37
the new styles
#101 susan varney on 2008-08-25 18:54
I always look forward to same things each year...new coats and boots!
#102 Shavonne on 2008-08-25 19:18
I look forward to wearing tights and cute ankle booties!!!!.. Theyre absolutely flattering on any shape and can make any outfit pop.. especially purple ones for the fall =)
#103 Neira on 2008-08-25 19:20
awww new leather coats. yes!!!
#104 Michelle Simons on 2008-08-25 19:23
I can't wait to wear boots!
#105 denyse on 2008-08-25 20:01
I am looking forward to cozy sweaters and fall boots.
#106 Tara W on 2008-08-25 20:18
I love a good pair of rich brown boots.
#107 Lindsay on 2008-08-25 20:21
I love the fall colors. No pastels for me.
#108 Pamela S. on 2008-08-25 20:29
I love fall colors and I love to wear jackets.
#109 Nanette Olson (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 20:42
I'm looking forward to wearing boots and dark, deeper colors that pair better with my pale complexion.
#110 Sara on 2008-08-25 20:47
I am looking forward to boots and sweaters.
#111 Cassandra on 2008-08-25 21:23
I am looking forward to layering and to wear my (faux) leather jacket!
#112 faith (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 21:23
End of Summer Sales! (only kinda joking...I live in Southern California so we get to use our summer wardrobe for most of the year) But the part of fall fashion I love the most are long cozy cardigans.
#113 Janell on 2008-08-25 21:33
I love all the great colors and seeing all the beautiful new jackets.
#114 Lisa G. on 2008-08-25 21:38
Every Fall I look forward to New England crisp,spicy scented weather so I can wear comfy and colorful sweaters! The sweater coat is back,baby!
#115 Meredith Peters on 2008-08-25 21:43
I'm looking forward to reinventing my bright summer wardrobe of fun floaty dresses with plenty of fall (and thrift store budget!) friendly accessories: skinny snakeskin belts, cute knee-high boots, buttery soft leather jackets, crisp plaid blazers, and gorgeous effortless cardigans in browns, grays, taupes, and blacks.

I live by the Tim Gunn motto, "make it work", and a new season poses plenty of fun creative challenges to do just that. Break out those dark jeans with the not-ready-for-storage summer platforms! Layer those brightly colored July tanks with your September button-downs! Add on a silk earth-tone scarf, chunky vintage necklace, shimmery 70s cocktail ring, or statement bracelets aplenty and you have a look you can surely "fall" in love with... at least until winter takes over and we're all bound in (our most fashionable) wool and fleece.

Thanks for the cool contest! :-)
#116 Veronica (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 22:08
I love wearing cute and comfy sweaters!
#117 Chrysa (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 22:20
I'm looking forward to layering this fall and to wearing my winter coats (love, love, love coats).
#118 Lynda (Homepage) on 2008-08-25 22:30
I want to see all the new fashion flairs that take place each fall. It's very exciting to see what will be the latest and the hottest.
#119 Kelly W. on 2008-08-25 22:57
Boots, scarves, sweaters and jewel tones!
#120 Sand on 2008-08-25 23:52
Jackets and oversized sweatshirts!
#121 Lisa L. on 2008-08-26 00:14
WAITING PATIENTLY TO ET THOSE KNEE HIH BOOTS AND SWEATERS BACK IN ROTATION!! I LUV FALL!!
#122 sha on 2008-08-26 01:13
I am most looking forward to soft, comfortable but stylish sweaters, sweaters and more sweaters. I love sweaters!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
#123 Suanne Giddings on 2008-08-26 01:26
Scarves, Scarves, Scarves!!!
#124 Leah Juarez on 2008-08-26 01:36
long sleeves are always fun!
#125 Samantha Pruitt on 2008-08-26 02:09
Soft warm sweaters and hoodies.
#126 Kirsten on 2008-08-26 02:32
The boots and dark colors!
#127 Courtney S on 2008-08-26 02:40
Sweaters :)F
#127.1 Gianna on 2008-08-26 02:48
I am looking forward to the Maxi dresses,the shaggy furs,
wellies,the hoodies,velvets,slouchy boots,flare pants,short
cropped jackets,sweater dresses,bows,shirts with ruffles,
hats and scarves.This is my favorite time of the year
#128 Charlene Kuser on 2008-08-26 03:43
Sweaters, sweaters, and more sweaters!!!
#128.1 Tammy Sinclair on 2008-08-26 03:56
It's all about the sweaters!
#129 Susan Burch on 2008-08-26 04:04
I'm looking forward to sweaters and boots.
#130 Deborah R on 2008-08-26 05:08
i really like to wear beanies!
#131 Sylvia Porter on 2008-08-26 05:29
I love the fall because of sweaters and texture tights.
#132 dani on 2008-08-26 05:34
I work from home and do not have to dress up, but when I do get out of the house I like the fall jewel tones and the layering of clothes.
#133 Kathy Scott on 2008-08-26 06:12
The color!!! Finally a fall that isn't made up of brown and other earthy colors!!!
#134 Stephanie Chandrasekaran on 2008-08-26 06:17
bright new colors
#135 david basile on 2008-08-26 06:30
I Love Boots
#136 Lynn H on 2008-08-26 06:37
I really love nice warm sweaters
#137 Marilyn Higgins on 2008-08-26 07:04
wearing sweaters,
#138 Vicky Boackle on 2008-08-26 07:11
I'm looking forward to deep jewel tone colors, browns and reds. Also looking forward to wearing my new moccasins around to keep my feet nice and warm! Also, tights returning to stores, because they are impossible to find anywhere here in the summer!
#139 Brittany on 2008-08-26 07:15
I'm looking forward to getting back into sweats.
#140 Denise B. on 2008-08-26 07:21
what a great site!
#141 sally wess on 2008-08-26 07:23
Jackets,jackets,jackets.....I just love them!
#142 Ann Fuller on 2008-08-26 07:31
Sweaters and Jackets!
#143 Tina Rath on 2008-08-26 07:37
I am looking forward to all of the new fall fashions-boots, sweaters. coats and outfits.
#144 Veronica Garrett on 2008-08-26 07:45
I just can't wait to get back into wearing my Cardigans!
#145 Ruth Madewell on 2008-08-26 07:50
I am looking forward to dressing in layers again!
#145.1 vanessa hunter on 2008-08-26 08:14
Sending my daughter to school in her first pair of heels...this is better than a top-shelf comedian...
#146 Dan Riley on 2008-08-26 08:15
boots, boots, boots
#146.1 Zipporah Sandler on 2008-08-26 08:17
Looking for some new jeans
#147 Audrey Greenberg on 2008-08-26 09:01
I 'm looking forward to cashmere sweaters
#148 Frances Carty on 2008-08-26 09:14
I'm looking forward to sweaters and jeans.
#149 Carissa D. on 2008-08-26 09:22
fall colors!
#150 sarah on 2008-08-26 09:33
Ruffles!
#151 Stacy on 2008-08-26 09:38
OooOoo...I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fall! I'm most looking forward to digging out my boots and warm cozy sweaters. Plus I have a THING for scarves so I just can't wait!!
#152 Andrea on 2008-08-26 09:52
the boots
#153 Lisa Fosses on 2008-08-26 09:56
My wife would love this.. Boots
#154 Costel Coca on 2008-08-26 10:07
Boots and plaid for me!
#155 Heather Clemmons on 2008-08-26 10:11
I am looking forward to wearing my boots again! And I love the rich fall colors.
#156 Michelle H. on 2008-08-26 10:23
I am most looking forward to not going to school!! I graduated this year and start my new job next month - YAY paychecks!
#157 Becca on 2008-08-26 10:54
I'm looking forward to warm and cozy sweaters!
#158 Lily Kwan on 2008-08-26 10:55
I love my tall boots and the fact that I can pull out my sweaters again. Love cozy sweaters!
#159 Heather C on 2008-08-26 10:55
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